Environmental Initiatives

Environmental Management

Biodiversity Conservation

Mazda recognizes the importance of biodiversity. Mazda is working to protect ecosystems through a wide variety of measures.

Initiatives for Biodiversity

Endorsing the aims of the "Declaration of Biodiversity by Nippon Keidanren (the Japan Business Federation)," Mazda promotes initiatives to protect the global environment. In FY March 2012, with the aim of systematically developing its initiatives to protect biodiversity, Mazda conducted an assessment of impacts on biodiversity, and recognized the blessings of nature it receives and the significance of the impacts on ecosystems it gives through business activities. Based on this assessment, the Company established the Mazda Biodiversity Guidelines in December 2012 and has been implementing relevant initiatives.

The Mazda Biodiversity Guidelines

[Basic Approach]

Based on "The Mazda Global Environmental Charter," the Mazda Group, recognizing the blessings of nature and the significance of environmental impacts, contributes to the conservation of biodiversity through its corporate activities worldwide, with the aim of establishing and developing a rich, sustainable society that ensures harmony between people and nature.

[Priority Initiatives]

  1. Creation of Environmentally Sound Technologies and Products
    We will encourage the creation of technologies and products considering harmony between the environment and our corporate activities, by developing technologies that contribute to cleaner emission gases, reduction of CO2 emissions, research and development of clean energy-based vehicles, promotion of recycling and biodiversity.
  2. Corporate Activities in Consideration of Conserving Resources and Energy
    We will promote reduction of substances with environmental impact and effective use of resources, and contribute to conservation of biodiversity, through efficient energy use and resource-saving/recycling activities.
  3. Collaboration/Cooperation with Society and Local Communities
    We will promote local community-based activities, by striving to establish collaboration/cooperation with a wide range of stakeholders including supply chains, local governments, communities, NPOs/NGOs, and education and research institutions.
  4. Awareness Enhancement and Information Disclosure
    We will take active and self-initiative actions and disclose and share the achievements widely to society, by striving to enhance awareness of the importance of coexistence between people and nature.

Established in December 2012

Specific Initiatives

1. Creation of Environmentally Sound Technologies and Products

To maximize its contribution to conservation of biodiversity, Mazda is undertaking development of technologies with less environmental impact by improving fuel efficiency with the SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY and promoting vehicle recycling.

Resource Recycling

Actions against Air Quality Problems


  • Ongoing examination of the structures and functions of living things (example: drawing on structures that generate color in insects' wings to develop vehicle painting technologies)

2. Corporate Activities in Consideration of Conserving Resources and Energy

Mazda aims to reduce substances with environmental impacts such as greenhouse gases, industrial waste and chemical substances through energy-saving, resource-saving and recycling efforts at plants and offices, and promote sustainable activities.

Water Quality Protection

Resource Recycling

Actions against Air Quality Problems

Rare Species Protection

  • Considering the impact on biodiversity when constructing a new plant

4. Awareness Enhancement and Information Disclosure

Recognizing the importance of biodiversity, Mazda will take proactive and voluntary actions and disclose and share its achievements widely to society.

Awareness-Raising Activities

Information Disclosure

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